Ready to Grade K St. Bike Lanes?
By July 11, 2018 One Comment 155•
The Georgetowner asked readers to submit comments about the new bike-lane configuration on K and Water Streets. The newly installed lanes — not yet permanent —are part of a District Department of Transportation initiative. Below is a sampling of what we have received. Please send opinions of your own to email@example.com in the weeks ahead.
- We lost the traffic lane eastbound from Thomas Jefferson Street to 30th Street
- Lost 45 total parking spaces
- Parking is now nonexistent north of K Street since the reduction in parking
- The only folks who use the bike lanes are weekday commuters from Maryland
- A few Saturday afternoons ago traffic was gridlocked from beyond Water Street to 30th Street eastbound
- The queueing lane used in evening rush hour for folks going to 29th Street for the left turn is gone
- The queueing lane used for people going to Rock Creek Parkway is gone
- The curb lane should be available from Thomas Jefferson Street eastbound during peak evening and weekend times
- There is a bike lane at the park
- Outside of weekday a.m. rush hours, the bike lane is all but empty
- Note: When 31st Street is shut down for bridge repair, there will be even more traffic on K Street, starting at Wisconsin Avenue. Good luck to us.